Showing posts with label carbon emissions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label carbon emissions. Show all posts

Sunday, October 02, 2016

India signs Paris pact to tackle climate change

India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change, according to the UN.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Plus de neuf humains sur dix respirent un air ambiant trop pollué

Pas moins de 92% des habitants de la planète vivent dans des lieux où les niveaux de qualité de l'air extérieur ne respectent pas les limites fixées par l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), selon un rapport publié mardi.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Brazil ratifies Paris climate change agreement

Brazil's President Michel Temer on Monday ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change, which commits Brazil to reducing its carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2025 from 2005 levels.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Ban Ki-moon urges G20 leaders to ratify Paris Agreement

With Barack Obama and Xi Jinping ratifying the Paris Agreement, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged other leaders to accelerate their countries' ratification process "so we can turn the aspirational Paris into the transforming climate action the world so urgently wants."

Monday, September 05, 2016

EU chief applauds China and US for joining climate change deal

European Council President Donald Tusk praised the decision made by China and the U.S. to ratify the Paris agreement, saying, "We are happy that the United States and China, the two biggest global emitters, ratified the agreement."

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New Zealand gov't to ratify Paris climate change agreement

The New Zealand government will ratify the Paris agreement on climate change by the end of the year, Climate Change Issues Minister Paula Bennett said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Reduction of CO2 emissions from new vans slows in 2015 (EU agency)

Reduction of CO2 emissions from new vans slows in 2015
The fuel efficiency of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) increased slightly in 2015 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on Tuesday.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Time to take climate action to next level : UN chief, Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the world's nations to "take climate action to the next level," two weeks after 175 governments signed the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in New York.

Saturday, April 02, 2016

China, US pledge joint efforts to combat climate change

China and the United States on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to jointly tackling climate change as the world's two major carbon emitters plan to ink an ambitious climate agreement next month.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

More cars banned in Mexico City after pollution alert

More cars were ordered off Mexico City's streets on Wednesday after a surge in pollution prompted authorities to issue the first air quality alert in 14 years.

Friday, March 11, 2016

CO2 emissions pose huge threat to Antarctic ice sheet. Would raise the global sea level by about 60 meters

The world is on track for massive sea level rises resulting from the melting of an Antarctic ice sheet if carbon dioxide emissions continue as predicted, a leading New Zealand expert said Friday.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

UAE summit urges wider use of green energy sources

Former Mexican President Felipe de Jesus Calderon said Wednesday that most of the world's cities, agriculture and businesses have to be revamped drastically in order to save the planet from global warming.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

S.Korea's diesel car imports set record in Q4 despite Volkswagen scandal

Diesel car imports in South Korea set a new record in the fourth quarter last year despite worry that Volkswagen's emissions scandal may dent demand for foreign luxury vehicles, customs data showed Tuesday.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Mankind's CO2 emissions may delay next ice age -- study

Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50,000 years, said scientists Thursday, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Belgian city of Antwerp plans daily charge for most-polluting cars

Belgium's second biggest city, Antwerp, has announced it will introduce a daily charge from 2017 for the most polluting cars, local media reported on Wednesday.

Friday, January 01, 2016

India to Try Car Rationing in Bid to Tackle Air Pollution

India's capital is starting the new year with an experiment designed to reduce the city's record-breaking air pollution.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Heavy polluting vehicles face charges to enter major city centers in Britain

Polluting vehicles will have to pay to enter special zones in the city centers of five major British cities under an air quality drive announced Thursday by the government.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Paris climate pact seen as 'most important environmental agreement ever' in Australia

Australian MPs hailed the success of the Paris climate talks on Monday, with Environment Minister Greg Hunt describing the pact as "arguably the most important environmental agreement ever."

Thursday, December 03, 2015

World's richest 10% produce half of carbon emissions

The world's richest 10 percent produce around half of all carbon emissions, while the poorest half of the world's population - 3.5 billion people - is responsible for just 10 percent of carbon emissions, despite being the most threatened by the catastrophic storms, droughts, and other severe weather shocks linked to climate change, according to a new Oxfam report, released during the ongoing climate talks in Paris.

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